The Classic Cupcake

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I baked these cupcakes yesterday for a farewell party for my daughters tutor group. Apparently one of the students described it as “seems like god came down and made these”.  Well it is a heavenly treat and a little goddess – me (that is what my name Devika means) baked them. It was a rather emotional experience baking these because I realised its the last time I will be baking for any school stuff.  Enjoy……

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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100ml milk
  • 210g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

Method

Preheat oven 175 deg C.  Beat together eggs, vanilla paste until pale and fluffy.  Add melted butter and milk to the egg mixture.  Mixture together flour, baking powder and salt and fold gently into the mixture. Put paper cases into muffin tin and pour mixture in until two-thirds full.  Bake in the centre of the oven for 15 mins. Cool and ice.

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  • 60g unsalted softened
  • 300g icing sugar
  •  1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 100g cream cheese
  • a few drops food colouring

Mix butter , icing sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon juice, and cream cheese until creamy.  If you want different colours, divide the frosting into separate bowls before adding chosen colours.

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